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Container Development Tools#

Lens paid subscription feature


Lens does not support the Container Development Tools feature on Windows.

Lens Desktop Kube supports integration with the Docker platform. Container Development Tools provide you with Docker functionality without installing Docker Desktop or separate parts of the Docker platform such as Docker Engine, Docker Build, and others.

Container Development Tools enable you to run the docker commands in the terminal. For example, you can perform the following operations:

  • Running containers from images
  • Managing existing containers
  • Containerizing applications
  • Pulling images from registries
  • Building images from Dockerfiles

To enable Container Development Tools, navigate to Preferences > Development Tools, and toggle Container Development Tools.


If you have already installed the Docker CLI, you cannot enable the Container Development Tools feature.